Marina has lived in Coney Island for 41 years and in same apartment for 32 years. She remembers the many second-hand stores, her first knackwurst at Rosenberg's deli, the truck with the swimming pool for kids at 30th Street, spending the night on the beach, and the feeling of neighborhood and being "one big family." She regrets the advent of crime, gangs and being afraid, but "will not" consider living anywhere else (except potentially Puerto Rico). She calls Coney Island her second mother. She has 5 children and 13 grand children. All were born in Coney Island.